Claudio Citterio

1975

Artist biography

Claudio Citterio is seen as an established mid-career artist, Claudio Citterio was born in 1975. Also born in 1975 and of this same generation are Julia Pfeiffer, Kohei Nawa, Jeronimo Elespe, Hanna Schwarz, and David Abrahm.

Further Biographical Context for Claudio Citterio

Born in 1975, Claudio Citterio was primarily inspired by the 1980s. The 1980s were a tumultuous time culturally, and were marked by growing global capitalism, widespread mass media, significant discrepancies in wealth, alongside a distinctive sense of music and fashion, epitomised by electronic pop music and hip hop. Artists growing up during this time were heavily influenced by this cultural atmosphere. The 1980s were a significant decade politically, marked by the African Famine and the end of the Cold War, which was signified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became popular in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were leading artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.

Claudio Citterio

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